Hi! Welcome to home-flow!
Good to have you here! I am looking forward to tackle different interior design topics with you! You can start the course immediately – working through info, tips and suggestions and, more importantly, applying your new knowledge and trying out new things.
Here is a short intro to get you started:
As soon as you are logged in you have access to the following contents:
COURSE: here you find the course contents, divided in 9 chapters
LOGIN: Here you can log in…
CHANGE PASSWORD: …and here change your password
LOGOUT: Here you can end your session
The chapters of the course are in progressive order:
When you renovate a room you won’t hang the pictures bevor you paint the walls. It is the same with creating a room. There is no use in choosing decoration before you determine the function of a room.
Even if it is sometimes appealing to start at the end: in order to reach the home-flow I strongly recommend to stick to the given order.
Each chapter contains some text on the topic, sometimes pictures, sometimes links. And – most importantly – one task.
I suggest to embed the course into your weekly schedule. Ideally, you dedicate certain times of the week to working on the course. You could reserve one hour every Sunday for reading a new chapter and 2 hours on 2 days of the following week for the implementation. Or you reserve 30 mins every day. However you plan to do it – it is totally up to you. Work through the course as suits you best. It is also up to you to decide how intensively you want to work on certain chapters – whether you want to try out a lot or not so much.
The chapters are as short as possible and as long as necessary. Writing the course it was important to me that you won’t spend hours upon hours before your computer, struggling through endless texts. Because the one thing that lets your knowledge and skills increase the most is: doing it. The texts will provide you with the necessary knowledge and information to start your tasks.
What you need to start the course
In addition to your device that connects you to the internet you will need the following:
- Pencil and paper
- A camera (on your phone or a classic photo camera)
- Ideally a color wheel. This is a great tool to develop proper color schemes. I use the color wheel issued by Blottner-Verlag. You can buy it for € 15.00 directly at Blottner or on amazon.
It is not absolutely necessary to have a color wheel but it helps a great deal.
Before and After Pictures
Before- and after-pictures (BAPics) are really important, especially before-pictures. They let you see the change. I promise: whenever you change something in your rooms you will very quickly forget what it looked like before. Especially the little things – although they very often create very big effects. b
To keep track of your success you really should make a lot of BAPics, emphasis on before!
The best way to make fotos of rooms is to use a wide-angle lens. If you don’t have one, you can use any other lense or the camera on your phone. You’ll just have to make more pictures per room then.
When foto-documenting a room, you should make a picture:
- From the door
- From every corner of the room
Foto material or: Inspiration
As I said before, what really gets you going when arranging a room is trying, trying and trying. On top of that, looking at the work of others helps a lot and brings inspiration. There are loads of blogs and platforms on the internet providing ideas for your own rooms, especially regarding color schemes and decorational themes. I recommend that you look for websites and blogs that are appealing to you, bookmark them and visit once in a while. Or subscribe to the respective newsletters, so that you don’t have to remember. (There is a link list on the materials site.) You can also copy pictures and paste them on your computer, collect them in according programmes, such as Evernote. I do that regularly when preparing projects. (Please be aware that foto material that you find on the internet is protected by copyright, so you can not use it publicly like on facebook or your website!)
The more you research room concepts and follow up with the work of others the more easily you will be able to develop your own concepts.
For the sake of completeness I would like to add some legal notes:
All of these courses contents are protected by copyright. They may not be copied, passed on or be published.
Your login data is for your personal use only. It may not be passed on to others. You may not grant others access to this course.
A note regarding product recommendations: Sometimes throughout the course I recommend certain products, books or links. I do not receive any payment or any other benefits for these recommendations.
The amazon links you find within this course are amazon partner links. If you click them and buy the product I receive a (very small) compensation (between € 0.5 and € 1.00). This does not influence the products price, however.
Finally: Enjoy the home-flow!
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